Lost North Miami/Aventura Restaurant
I work in the North Miami area, and I think I have exhausted all local options (I may be the only person that has tried everything on Yakko San's menu).
I vaguely (I do love wine, but it doesnt help the memory) remember a place that sounded very intriguing, but I lost my notes on it. Here is what I recall:
-It is near Aventura, just off Biscayne Blvd.
-Very small, almost, kitchen-like, venue
-In fact, I am convinced the name had "Kitchen" it it? Beth's Kitchen? Sara's kitchen? Aunt Somebody's Kitchen? (or were those old girlfriends?)
-Extremely small menu that changed every day
-Had to call ahead to even get a reservation
-Very "homely" atmosphere
Help Hounds! I know one of you can figure this out. While I am waiting, back to Oishi Thai tonight. Ummm...crispy duck.
Sounds great, but I'm thinking you may have imagined it. The only "Kitchen" I can think of around that neighborhood is "Kitchen 305" in the Newport Hotel, which was formerly "Michael's Kitchen" until they gave namesake chef Michael Blum the boot and which doesn't sound remotely like what you describe. I also don't think you're thinking of Sara's Tent, kosher place on Biscayne.
I live very near Biscayne in Aventura, and it doesn't ring any bells. How long ago did you hear it described? If it exists, I'd like to find out more.
I hope "aunt somebody" wasn't an old girlfriend.
I searched "kitchen" in the sun-sentinel dining section, and came up with the following (eliminating the ones that obviously didn't fit):
1481 S. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach
Located in the convenience store of a Texaco gas station, Anna's Kitchen serves a full breakfast menu, plus pizza, sub sandwiches and even homemade lasagna for lunch or an early...[more]
6910 Cypress Road, Behind the Publix, Plantation
This family-friendly diner serves loyal customers from a traditional American breakfast and lunch menu that includes pancakes, omelets and thick, juicy burgers. Dinner is served Thursday and...[more]
16701 Collins Ave., Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Sunny Isles
Built in the footsteps of Michael's Kitchen, a rather bizarre circus-style restaurant, Kitchen 305 offers the latter. The toned–down atmosphere provides a touch of romance in the evening....[more]
The Botoutique Kitchen
6815 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
The Boutique Kitchen off of Biscayne Boulevard offers an international menu reflective of the owner’s Haitian and Italian background. Traditional American, Caribbean and Italian dishes...[more]
I am a regular at Tania's Table, lunch only Tuesday to Friday. Small menu, everything cooked to order by Tania in her open kitchen. Her daughter is the server. She does catering and does open the restaurant at night for small dinner parties. Excellent food. Tania is very friendly and loves to talk about food and cooking. She does not serve bread but if you have a carb craving, Mimi's Raviolis is right next door in the strip mall just north of Miami Gardens Drive on W. Dixie Highway. Wonderful salads, quiches, chicken and fish. Very good desserts also. Highly recommend for homey atmosphere and very good food.